There are all kinds of ways to use crystals, sage, sacred objects and found objects from nature in spiritual practice.
For myself, as I am an Aquarius, I tend to work in the etheric realm most of the time—by this, I mean I work in meditation, visioning and channeling, as opposed to working in the body or with sacred objects.
However, when we are doing ritual where we want to ground ourselves into the experience, such as a ritual of releasing, or during the heightened energy of the new and full moons, or any other times that are important to us personally, it can be useful to use earth objects.
Some of you like using them.
Some of you don't care that much.
I mostly don't use them.
But sometimes I do.
It all depends.
Ritual in inself might be thought of as a concentrated expression of intention—and thus objects that symbolize our intention are useful, and objects such as crystals which have their own properties and powers, are also useful.
As in all of this work, there is no one way,.
The only "right" way, is the way that is focused on love and Light.
Aside from that, we are all invited to be creative and engaged whatever way we find spiritual path to be meaningful to us.
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One of the things that the sacred and spiritual writings have in common, is that they are channeled.
Someone, sometime, sat down in a quiet place and let the language of the Universe flow through them. They did not create the information from their imagination, or try to form it in any way. They were simply the tube. They connected in to Divine source, and received what was already there.
Some channels express this in their voices, such as Esther Hicks's Abraham or Lee Carroll's Kryon.
Other channels receive in writing. Some of the Bible was channeled—it's clear that some of this work was written under a state of Divine receiving. Allan Kardec's movie and book The Spirits' Book has recently come to public light—a collection of channeling from the 1850s. A Course in Miracles was channeled in writing, and this is also how I received the spiritual teachings in The 33 Lessons, The Four Passages of the Heart and Messages from the Divine.
There is a particular voice that is revealed in channeling—it is not the language of the mind, but rather a soul language. You will know when this voice is accessed, when you enter into a state of trance where channeling can happen, because the content of what you receive is elevated—it is more than you could know on your own. It is at a higher level.
Opening to your psychic abilities feels like coming home.
It feels like all the puzzle pieces suddenly fit.
The emotions in your heart suddenly make sense.
The wonderings about the future turn into deeply certain knowings.
When we connect with the Universe in this way--through our psychic understanding—what we are really doing is living from our soul, instead from our mind.
Our mind is based on separation, on being "right", on being linear.
Whereas our soul is whole. It is based on Oneness, on allowing.
When you begin to work your life's issues using psychic techniques, it can be surprising how quickly things suddenly fall into place. The rational mind is an older construct. We are learning to live a new way now.
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